Similar threads

Similar threads 8.2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.2
Description:

Shows a list of similar threads when posting or viewing a thread.

The Similar threads add-on will do the following:
  • Show a list of similar threads when a user is creating a new thread.
  • Show a list of similar threads when a user is viewing a thread.
(Example of similar threads in thread view)

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(Example of similar threads in post thread view)

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(Example of options page)

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(Example of user group permissions)

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Features:
  • Forum view permissions honored. If a member doesn't have permission to view certain forums, similar threads will not be shown from those forums.
  • Supports standard search or enhanced search.
  • All phrases start with similarthreads_ for your convenience.
User group permissions:

Normally you will want to set "Yes" for the following two user groups:

Registered
Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Disabling XenForo enhanced search:

Uncheck options

Admin control panel -> Setup Enhanced search -> Enable similar threads widget

Admin control panel -> Setup Enhanced search -> Search for similar threads when users are creating new threads

Enabling Similar threads enhanced search:

To enable Enhanced search, select in the Options page. Enhanced search gives better similar thread results because it can use stemming.

Question and answers:

Q: Do I ever have to rebuild the search or thread indexes to use this add-on?
A: No.

Q: Are thread titles and posts searched?
A: Only thread titles are searched.

Q: Is the "View threads by others" set to No or Never honored?
A: No. You will need to exclude those forums in the options page.

Q: In order to use Enhanced search option, do I need to install XenForo Enhanced search?
A: Yes.
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Author
Andy
Downloads
795
Views
10,112
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 16 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

    Similar threads v8.2 changes: Fixed issue with Enhanced search and node view permissions.
  2. See description

    Similar threads v8.1 changes: Improved Template modification in regards to thread creation.
  3. See description

    Similar threads v8.0 changes: Added Error log to options page.

Latest reviews

Very good and helped me a lot

I have a question

How can this phrase be changed?

Similar threads
Excellent AddOn which made our Forum even better.
It's simple, but really useful and well done.
Works well.
Excellent
love this addon
Works perfectly as described - very useful
Ihaf something similar on a recently migrated vB 3.8.9 forum and loved it. Highly recommend this add-on. My Thanks to Andy.
This is an amazing add-on. Been using it for years, back in the Xen1 days.. :)
A really usefull Add-On which helps a lot to find content, get inspiration and especially prevent duplicate posts. Excellent.

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